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“Crowded but more enjoyable near the Copacabana Fort area” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Copacabana Beach

Copacabana Beach
Avenida Atlantica, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Copacabana)
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Ranked #42 of 479 attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Type: Bodies of Water, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Beaches
Activities: Dining
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: For sunning, relaxing and people watching, join the thousands who flock each year to this lively, world-famous beach lined with shops, bars, restaurants and hotels.
Alderley Edge
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“Crowded but more enjoyable near the Copacabana Fort area”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

This is definitely not the best beach in Rio - very crowded, but if you go to the area near the Copacabana fort then it is in my opinion more enjoyable as you have the views of the fort, the beach is narrower and cozier so the overall experience improves compared to the other parts of the this beach.

Visited May 2012
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“Love the Vendors!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We had the best capivodka's (or whatever they are called) for about $4 on the beach. We were surprised to see a lot of "not so slim" girls/women in super teeny bikini's!

Visited September 2012
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“Beautiful beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Just try to walk down this gorgeous beach without having the song go through your head. The sand is soft and if you walk down the area in front of the Copacabana hotel, there are hoses that run into the ocean to cool the sand for walking.

Visited February 2012
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Dorking, Surrey
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“An amazing place to people watch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Copacabana Beach is the most amazing beach with beautiful golden soft sand,, lots of cafes dotted along the front in which to stop and drink beer or the very popular coconuts with straws and just people watch. Lots of young people playing beach volleyball and football and of course the obligatory string bikinis! Beware though that you will be bombarded with traders trying to sell you anything from peanuts to hats and souvenirs the moment you sit down though they are usually very good natured and will usually take no for an answer - eventually!

Visited September 2012
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“One of the best beaches of the world!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Copacabana is legendary...!!! the sand is white and clean, the water is ice cold :) there are many sellers and restaurants around. also the beach is quite organized with lockers, clean bathrooms and officers.

Visited August 2012
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